[Ravensfort] From the Autocrat of Defender of the Fort

byzytym byzytym at att.net
Wed Sep 22 22:50:13 PDT 2010

I would like to add my words of praise for Baron Brian's running of 
Defender.  He took over as Autocrat with short notice and did an excellent 
job of pulling things together with the little time left.  As far as I could 
tell, everything that needed to be taken care of was competed without 
exception.  No unfinished tasks.  Kudos.  I must admit that I was skeptical 
about his plans for the blue velvet tent when we started, but it functioned 
beautifully and provided much need shade.  Even when everyone else had 
packed up their personal belongings and headed home, Brian stayed for hours 
with a small hand full of helpers ( Dare, Magnus and myself ) to completely 
breakdown the site, clean the kitchen, make several trips to the storeroom 
and he even took pots home to be washed.  Again, nothing remained undone. 
As someone that has personally autocrated sixteen times, I tip my hat to you 

I would remiss if I did not also add my thanks to Runa for a feast that was 
served in a timely manner and was very tasty and diverse.  I believe all 
bellies were quite satisfied.

Volod NotVlad

P.S.  I have the ropes from the horse stables which I will bring to Officers 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Reuter" <jareuter1066 at sbcglobal.net>
To: "Ravens Fort" <ravensfort at lists.ansteorra.org>; "Raven,s heart" 
<ravens_heart at yahoogroups.com>; "Katherine A Roberts" 
<robertsk at exchange.tamu.edu>; "Stones of Raven's Fort site" 
<rfofficers at yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sunday, September 19, 2010 9:28 PM
Subject: [Ravensfort] From the Autocrat of Defender of the Fort

> Sigh... The last table cleaned and put up, the last bag of trash thrown 
> away and the last tent put away! We had a wonderful time this weekend and 
> we could not have done it with out the officers of the Barony doing there 
> jobs and the coordinators who volunteered to help out with every thing 
> from heralding to filling up the torches in the feast hall! Every one 
> worked hard to make this event a wonderful success!
> I thank you all. The Champions, the Raven's Guild, the Baronial Guard and 
> all those who came to to visit and just to hang out with us all!
> Good night and I hope to see you all soon.
> Yours in service,
> Baron Brian du Val
> Baron of Raven's Fort
> p.s.  If you are a landed noble, do not take over as the autocrat for your 
> baronial championship event! This is sound advice from one who just did 
> it. Deligation works but if some one offers to autocrat in some ones 
> place, please...... work with them.    :)
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